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IP: a libertarian's take on the Clinton mess.
From: Dave Farber <farber () cis upenn edu>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 09:16:13 -0500
From: "Richard Dooling" <dooling () home com>
To: <farber () cis upenn edu>
Dave, I have an oped this a.m., a libertarian's take on the Clinton mess.
[ a quote from the end of the oped djf]
Ulysses S. Grant once said, "I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their
stringent execution." The nation has witnessed the merciless, stringent execution of its sexual harassment laws on
President Clinton. Should we remove him from office or repeal the odious laws? It should be one or the other. If we let
him off the hook but keep the laws on the books, then the Greek statesman Solon was right when he said, "Laws are like
spiders' webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape."
- IP: a libertarian's take on the Clinton mess. Dave Farber (Dec 30)